Chamber 35 -- Black Sash w/ White Tassel ("Sigung" for 25 Years)
The unity of Body, Mind and Spirit is the focus of this system. Each of the forms is designed to work both the external and internal areas of attention.
What do the animals teach us? Strength, Tenacity, Fearlessness, Poise, Balance, Grace, Speed, Power, Suppleness, Deception, Rhythmic Endurance and "To Ride the Winds!!"
This particular school of thought encourages growth through challenge and self-discipline. Those who find their place within the Art have a tendency to allow the system to enhance their entire lives.
The true purpose of practice?
• To gain experience. (Quick Action)
• To eliminate variables. (Harmony and Balance)
• To improve quality. (Joy, Exuberance, and Happiness)
• To establish consistency. (Stability, Security, and Roots)
• To create opportunity. (Freedom and Change)
• To pronounce validity. (Caring and Empathy)
• To verify identity. (Solitude and Reflection)
• To take the journey. (Destiny)
Items in parenthesis are the corresponding ‘Numerology’ translations of the numbered process. I have always believed that “To take the journey” is the most important thing in “Practice”. All self-development is pronounced in this process. “The object of the game is not to win, but to play the game.” Meaning... do not concentrate on the destination, but rather focus on the journey. That is the “True purpose of practice”.
Morality of deed
Humility (Qian Xu; 謙虛/谦虚 qiānxū)
Loyalty (Zhong Cheng; 忠誠/忠诚 zhōngchéng)
Respect (Zun Jing; 尊敬 zūnjìng)
Righteousness (Zheng Yi; 正義/正义 zhèngyì)
Trust (Xin Yong; 信賴/信赖 xìnlài)
Morality of mind
Courage (Yong Gan; 勇氣/勇气 yǒngqì)
Endurance (Ren Nai; 忍耐 rěnnài)
Patience (Heng Xin; 性心 xìngxīn)
Perseverance (Yi Li; 毅力 yìlì)
Will (Yi Zhi; 意志 yìzhì)
List of Chinese martial arts
The hundreds of different styles and schools of Chinese martial arts are collectively called Kung Fu, Wushu, Kuoshu, or Ch'uan Fa, depending on the persons or groups doing so. The following list is by no means exhaustive.
Bafaquan (八法拳) - Eight Methods
Baguazhang (八卦掌; Bagua Zhang) - Eight Trigrams Palm
Bajiquan (八極拳) - Eight Extremes Fist
Bak Mei (白眉拳) - White Eyebrow
Black Tiger Kung Fu (黑虎拳)
Chaquan (查拳) - Cha Fist
Changquan (長拳) - Long Fist
Chuo Jiao (戳腳) - Poking Feet
Chow Gar - a form of Southern Praying Mantis (南派螳螂)
Choy Gar (蔡家) - also known as Rat Kung Fu
Choi Lei Fut (蔡李佛; Càilǐfó)
Dachengquan (大成拳) - Great Achievement Boxing (Yiquan)
Ditangquan (地躺拳) - Ground-Prone Fist, Ground Tumbling Boxing
Do Pi Kung Fu (道派)
Dragon Kung Fu (Lung Ying) (龍形拳)
Duan Quan (短拳) - Short Range Boxing
Emeiquan (峨嵋拳, O Mei Ch'uan)
Fanziquan (翻子拳) - Overturning Fist, Tumbling Boxing
Feng Shou - Hand of the Wind
Five Ancestors (五祖拳) - Wuzuquan or Ngo Cho Kun
Five Animals (五形)
Fujian White Crane (白鶴拳)
Fu Jow Pai (虎爪派) - Tiger Claw System (also titled Black Tiger Kung Fu or Hark Fu Moon)
Fut Gar - Buddhist Palm
Gouquan (狗拳) - Dog Fist
Hop Gar (俠家)
Houquan (猴拳) - Monkey FistHeihuquan: see Black Tiger Kung Fu (黑虎拳)
Drunken Monkey (醉猴)
Hsing-i Ch'uan: see Xingyiquan (形意拳)
Huaquan (華拳) - China Fist
Hung Fut (洪佛) - Hung and Buddha style kung fu
Hung Gar (洪家拳; also known as Hung Ga or Hung Kuen) - Shaolin Style and ancestor to many southern styles
I Liq Chuan (意力拳) - Mind-Body Art, founded by Chin Lik Keong of Malaysia
Jeet Kune Do (截拳道) - Way of The Intercepting Fist
Jing Wu Men (精武門) - Jing Wu, a famous school founded in Shanghai that teaches several different styles.
Jing Quan Do (精拳道) - a modern synthetic style
Jow-Ga Kung Fu (周家) - Jow family style
Kuntao - Way of the Fist
Kuen-Do (拳道) - Way of The Fist
Lau Gar (刘家) - Lau family styleLai Tung Pai- Shaolin Style that mixes long and short fist
Lai-Ga-Sau - A recently created separate branch based in the United Kingdom.
Leopard Kung Fu (豹拳)
Li (Lee) Family (李家) - Li Family or Lee Family style
Liu Seong Kuntao (also Liu Seong Gung Fu, Liu Seong Chuan Fa) - A Chinese art with Indonesian influence, practiced primarily in the United States.
Liuhebafa Chuan (六合八法; Liu He Pa Fa, Lok Hup Ba Fa) - Six Harmonies, Eight Methods or Water Boxing
Luohan Quan (羅漢拳) Arhat Boxing, Law Horn Kuen
Mei Hua Quan (梅花拳 Plum Blossom Fist)
Mian Quan (棉花拳擊 Cotton Boxing)
Mizongyi (迷蹤羅漢拳; Mízōngquán) - Lost Track Fist (also known as My Jong Law Horn)
Mok Gar (莫家拳) Mok family style
Monkey Kung Fu see Houquan
Nam Pai Chuan (南派拳)
Nan Quan (南拳) - Southern Fist
Northern Praying Mantis (北派螳螂拳)
Northern Shaolin (北少林) - Bak Sil Lum
Pai lum (白龍) - White Dragon, Pai Family Method, a modern style based on Kenpo with Chinese influences found mainly in the US and Canada.
Paochui (炮捶) - Cannon Fist, Sanhaung Paochui
Piguaquan (劈掛拳) - Chop-Hitch Fist, Axe-hitch boxing
Praying Mantis: see either Northern or Southern Praying Mantis.
Sanda (散打) or Sanshou (散手) - Free Fighting
San Soo (散手)
Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan (少林南派拳) - Southern Shaolin Boxing
Shaolin Quan (少林拳)
Shen Lung Kung Fu (神龍功夫) - Modern variations of Southern style Chinese martial arts based in the United States.
Shuai Chiao (摔跤; Shuaijiao) - Chinese Wrestling
Shequan (蛇拳) - Snake Fist
Southern Praying Mantis (南派螳螂拳)
Tai Chi Chuan (太極拳 Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan) - Supreme Ultimate Boxing
Tantui (彈腿/譚腿) - Spring Leg style
Tibetan White Crane (白鶴派)
Tien Shan Pai (天山派)
Tongbeiquan (通背拳) - Through-the-Back Fist
White Crane: see either Fujian White Crane or Tibetan White Crane
Wing Chun (詠春) - Forever Spring(永春) - See also Wing Tsun
Xingyiquan (形意拳; Hsing-i Chuan) - Form-Intent Fist
Yau Kung Mun (软功門) - Flexible-Power Style
Yingzhaoquan (鷹爪拳) - Eagle Claw Fist
Yuejiaquan (岳家槍) - Yue family Fist/Boxing
Yiquan (意拳; I Ch'uan) - Mind Boxing
Zhuan Shu Kuan - A modern composite style containing elements of Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and Changquan. It is based in the United Kingdom.
Zi Ran Men (自然门) - Natural Boxing or "fist of nature"
Zui Quan (醉拳) - Drunken Fist
Dim Mak (點脈) - General term for point striking
Qinna (擒拿; Chin Na) - General term for joint locks
Sanshou (散手) - General term for sparring methods, but also another name for the sport, Sanda
Tuishou (推手) - Term used for the "push hands" partner exercises used in the Neijia arts.
Chi Sao (黐手) - Term used for sticky arm sensitivity training most notably used in Wing Chun, some concepts are also practiced in Hung Gar and many other Chinese martial arts
Chi Gerk - Term used for sticky legs sensitivity training most notably used in Wing Chun, some concepts are also practiced in Hung Gar and many other Chinese martial arts
Internal and external styles.
Chinese martial arts may be divided into Neijia (內家, internal family) or wàijiā (外家, external family) styles.
Many styles combine both internal and external techniques; Chow Gar is a good example of this.
There is an ongoing debate within the martial arts community at both the popular and scholarly level over the distinction between "internal" and "external" arts. Consequently, the list of styles considered internal or external may vary greatly from source to source. There are only three Chinese styles that are universally recognized as internal, and they are sometimes referred to as the "Orthodox internal styles." These three styles are Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, and Tai Chi Chuan, the three arts counted as internal and set apart by Sun Lutang, who greatly popularized the terms "nèijiā" and "wàijiā" as a method of classifying martial arts.
Styles often considered internal styles
Baguazhang (八卦掌 Pa Kua Chang) - Eight Trigrams Palm
Liuhebafa Chuan (六合八法 Liu He Pa Fa, Lok Hup Ba Fa) - Water Boxing
Tai Chi Chuan (太極拳 Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan) - Ultimate Supreme Fist
Xingyiquan (形意拳 Hsing-i Chuan) - Shape-Intent Fist
Yiquan (意拳 I Chuan) - Mind Boxing